Strategic implications for incident control systems in Australia and New Zealand
Fire Note 73: Bushfire CRC research led by Dr Christine Owen of the University of Tasmania has scrutinised Incident Management teamwork in Australia and New Zealand and found a number of areas of concern as well as areas that work well.
Both countries use a similar incident management structure, based on the United States model.
The need to improve incident management was highlighted in the reports of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission
This Fire Note describes the background and main findings of the report Review of incident management teamwork and multi-agency collaboration, by Dr Owen and PhD candidate Ian Dwyer.